Hananiah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Jehovah has given. (1.) A chief of the tribe of Benjamin (1
8:24). (2.) One of the sons of Heman (1 Chr.
25:4,23). (3.) One
of Uzziah's military officers (2 Chr. 26:11). (4.)
of the captain who arrested Jeremiah (Jer. 37:13).
36:12. (6.) Neh. 10:23. (7.) Shadrach, one of the
children" (Dan. 1; 6:7). (8.) Son of Zerubbabel (1
21). (9.) Ezra 10:28. (10.) The "ruler of the
palace; he was a
faithful man, and feared God above many" (Neh. 7:2).
3:8. (12.) Neh. 3:30 (13.) A priest, son of Jeremiah
12:12). (14.) A false prophet contemporary with
Hananiah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. One of the singer Heman's 14 sons; chief of the 16th of the
24 courses into which the 288 Levite musicians were divided by
king David; employed chiefly to "lift up the horn" (1
Chronicles 25:4-5; 1 Chronicles 25:23).
2. 2 Chronicles 26:11.
3. Jeremiah 36:12.
4. Son of Azur, the prophet of Gibeon, a priests' city
(Jeremiah 28). In the fourth year of Zedekiah's reign
Hananiah, in opposition to Jeremiah, foretold that Jeconiah
and the captives at Babylon would return with all the vessels
of the Lord's house within two years. This hope rested on
Pharaoh Hophra (Apries). Judah already had designed a league
with Edom, Ammon, Moab, Tyre, and Sidon against Babylon. Their
ambassadors had therefore come to Jerusalem, but were sent
back with yokes and a divine message from Jeremiah that their
several masters must submit to Nebuchadnezzar's yoke, to whom
God had given these lands and the very beasts of the field, or
else be punished with sword, famine, and pestilence (Jeremiah
Hananiah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
grace; mercy; gift of the Lord
Hananiah in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Son of Heman
-2. A captain of Uzziah's army
-3. Father of Zedekiah
-4. A prophet of Gibeon who uttered false prophecies in the
temple during the reign of Zedekiah
-5. Grandfather of Irijah
-6. Son of Shashak
-7. Hebrew name of SHADRACH (which see)
-8. Son of Zerubbabel
-9. Son of Bebai
-10. An apothecary and priest
-11. Son of Shelemiah
-12. A keeper of the gates of Jerusalem
-13. One who sealed the covenant
-14. A priest during the time of Jehoiakim
Hananiah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(gift of God).
1. One of the fourteen sons of Heman, and chief of
the sixteenth course of singers. 1Ch 25:4,5,23 (B.C. 1014.)
2. A general in the army of King Uzziah. 2Ch 26:11
3. Father of Zedekiah, in the reign of Jehoiakim.
(B.C. before 605.)
4. Son of Azur, a Benjamite of Gibeon and a false
prophet in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah. In the
fourth year of his reign, B.C. 595, Hananiah withstood
Jeremiah the prophet, and publicly prophesied in the temple
that within two years Jeconiah and all his fellow captives
with the vessels of the Lord's house, should be brought back
to Jerusalem. Jer 28:1 ... Hananiah corroborated his
prophecy by taking from off the neck of Jeremiah the yoke
which he wore by divine command. Jer 27:1 ... and breaking
it. But Jeremiah was bidden to go tell Hananiah that for the
wooden yokes which he had broken he should make yokes of
iron, so firm was the dominion of Babylon destined to he for
seventy years. The prophet Jeremiah added to this rebuke the
prediction of Hananiah's death, the fulfillment of which
closes the history of this false prophet.
5. Grandfather of Irijah, the captain of the ward at
the gate of Benjamin who arrested Jeremiah on the charge of
deserting to the Chaldeans. Jer 37:13 (B.C. before 589.)
6. Head of a Benjamite house. 1Ch 8:24
7. The Hebrew name of Shadrach. He was of the house
of David, according to Jewish tradition Da 1:3,6,7,11,19;
8. Son of Zerubbabel, 1Ch 3:19 from whom Christ
derived his descent. He is the same person who is by St.
Luke called Joanna. (B.C. after 536.)
9. One of the sons of Bebai who returned with Ezra
from Babylon Ezr 10:28 (B.C. 459.)
10. A priest, one of the makers of the sacred
ointments and incense, who built a portion of the wall of
Jerusalem in the days of Nehemiah.
11. Head of the priestly course of Jeremiah in the
days of Joiakim. Ne 12:12 (B.C. 610.)
12. Ruler of the palace at Jerusalem under Nehemiah.
The arrangements for guarding the gates of Jerusalem were
intrusted to him with Hanani the Tirshatha's brother. Ne
7:2,3 (B.C. 446.)
13. An Israelite. Ne 10:23
Hananiah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
han-a-ni'-a (chananyahu, chananyah; Ananias; also with
aspirate, "Yahweh hath been gracious"): This was a common
name in Israel for many centuries.
(1) A Benjamite (1 Ch 8:24).
(2) A captain of Uzziah's army (2 Ch 26:11).
(3) Father of one of the princes under Jehoiakim (Jer
(4) One of the sons of Heman and leader of the 16th division
of David's musicians (1 Ch 25:4,23).
(5) Grandfather of the officer of the guard which
apprehended Jeremiah on a charge of desertion (Jer 37:13).
(6) A false prophet of Gibeon, son of Azzur, who opposed
Jeremiah, predicting that the yoke of Babylon would be
broken in two years, and that the king, the people and the
vessels of the temple would be brought back to Jerusalem.
Jeremiah would be glad if it should be so, nevertheless it
would not be. The question then arose, Which is right,
Jeremiah or Hananiah? Jeremiah claimed that he was right
because he was in accordance with all the great prophets of
the past who prophesied evil and their words came true.
Therefore his words are more likely to be true. The prophet
of good, however, must wait to have his prophecy fulfilled
before he can be accredited. Hananiah took off the yoke from
Jeremiah and broke it in pieces, symbolic of the breaking of
the power of Babylon. Jeremiah was seemingly beaten, retired
and received a message from Yahweh that the bar of wood
would become a bar of iron, and that Hananiah would die
during the year because he had spoken rebellion against
Yahweh (Jer 28 passim).
(7) One of Daniel's companions in Babylon whose name was
changed to Shadrach (Dan 1:7,11,19).
(8) A son of Zerubbabel (1 Ch 3:19,21).
(9) A Levite, one of the sons of Bebai, one of those who
married foreign wives (Ezr 10:28; 1 Esdras 9:29).
(10) One of the perfumers (the King James Version
"apothecaries") who wrought in rebuilding the wall under
Nehemiah (Neh 3:8).
(11) One who helped to repair the wall above the horse gate
(Neh 3:30). This may be the same person as number 10.
(12) A governor of the castle, i.e. the birah or fortress,
and by Nehemiah placed in charge of the whole city of
Jerusalem, because "he was a faithful man, and feared God
above many" (Neh 7:2).
(13) One of those who sealed the covenant under Nehemiah
(Neh 10:23); a Levite.
(14) A priest who was present at the dedication of the walls
of Jerusalem (Neh 12:12,41).
J. J. Reeve
Hananiah Scripture - 1 Chronicles 3:19
And the sons of Pedaiah [were], Zerubbabel, and Shimei: and
the sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and Shelomith
Hananiah Scripture - 1 Chronicles 3:21
And the sons of Hananiah; Pelatiah, and Jesaiah: the sons of
Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of
Hananiah Scripture - Jeremiah 28:12
Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah [the prophet],
after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off
the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,